Wednesday morning is off to a busy start for the Jacksonville Jaguars as the team signs their third free agent. Former Florida State and Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Dekoda Watson has agreed to terms with the team.
— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) March 12, 2014
Watson, a seventh-round draft pick by the Bucs in 2010, saw playing time in 60 games throughout the course of four seasons with the Buccaneers, including six starts. While He primarily served as a backup linebacker, he was also used as a situational pass rusher, with his greatest asset being his ability to explode off the ball.
I expect Watson to come in and compete as a SAM linebacker who could also play a pass-rushing role in certain situations. Look for defensive coordinator Bob Babich to use him like Seattle uses OLB/DE Bruce Irvin.
Watson put up solid numbers at the combine which is more than likely what attracted him to the Bucs. He’s physical, athletic and plays fast–he should do well in the Jaguars defense if used correctly.
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